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Achievement First Boards of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

Achievement First Network Support Board
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board
Achievement First Brooklyn Board
Achievement First Hartford Academy Board
Achievement First Rhode Island Board
Amistad Academy Board
Elm City College Preparatory Board

 

 

 

Achievement First Network Support Board

  • Officers

    • Andrew Boas, Chair
      General Partner, Carl Marks Management Co., LP
      Westport, CT
    • Tony Davis, Treasurer
      Founder and Managing Partner, Inherent Group, LLC
      New York, NY
  • Directors

    • William R. Berkley
      Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation
      Greenwich, CT
    • Thomas Lehrman
      Managing Partner, Haystack Partners
      New York, NY
    • John Motley
      Founder and CEO, Motley Consulting
      New Haven, CT
    • Valerie Rockefeller
      Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
      New York, NY
    • Ariela Rozman
      Co-Founder, EdNavigator
      Brooklyn, NY
    • K. Percy Ballah
      Pastor, Impact Center PVD
      Providence, RI
    • Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon
      Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
      Brooklyn, NY

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Kalt, Chair
    • Michael Strambler, Vice Chair
    • Rajeev Lakra, Treasurer
    • Marlene Macauda, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Kimberly Bruce
    • Ruben Felipe
    • Debra Hertz
    • Ebrima Jobe
    • Dewey Loselle
  • 2020-21 AF Bridgeport Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:30 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | this meeting did not have quorum
    • Monday, August 12, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, September 17, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Committee Meetings

Achievement First Brooklyn Board

  • Board Trustees

    • Deborah Shanley, Chair
    • Romy Coquillette, Vice Chair
    • Jonathan Atkeson, Treasurer
    • Justin Cohen
    • Andy Hubbard
    • Judith Jenkins
    • Christopher Lynch
    • Alison Richardson
    • William Robalino
    • Amy Arthur Samuels
    • Warren Young
    • Kevin Miquelon
  • 2020-21 AF Brooklyn Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | agenda | recording
    • Monday, August 20, 2020, 5:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, September 10, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, October 1, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, May 27, 2021, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Committee Meetings

    • Real Estate Committee meets every other Thursday at 1:45 pm on Zoom / see attached schedule
    • Finance Committee meets in advance of board meetings at 3:00 pm on Zoom / see attached schedule

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Patsy Mundy, Chair
    • Endia DeCordova, Vice Chair
    • Ja Hannah, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Bildade Augustin
    • David Dee
    • Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
    • Alice Turner
    • Celina Whitmore
  • 2020-21 AF Hartford Academy Agendas and Minutes

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | The meeting did not have quorum | recording
    • Friday, July 17, 2020, 9:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | the meeting did not have quorum | recording
    • Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, August 6, 2020, 5:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, September 14, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, November 9, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, January 20, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, March 15, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, May 10, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Achievement First Hartford Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Monday, September 14, 2020, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, November 9, 2020, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, March 15, 2021, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, May 10, 2021, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID 564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | recording | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings

  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Rhode Island Board

  • Officers

    • Mayor Jorge Elorza, Chair
    • Ben Smith, Treasurer
    • Reshma Singh, Secretary
  • Directors

    • John Igliozzi
    • Soraida Morales
    • Macky McCleary
    • Maryellen Butke
    • James Wiley
    • Jorge Cardenas
    • Mayor Charles Lombardi
  • 2020-21 AF Rhode Island Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | this meeting did not have quorum | recording
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | this meeting did not have quorum | recording
    • Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | this meeting did not have quorum
    • Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, February 1, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  •  Committee Meetings

  • Budget

    • Download the 2019-20 budget here.

Amistad Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Carolyn Greenspan, Chair
    • Lorraine Gibbons, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Jane Levin
    • Pat Sweet
    • Albert Maldonado
    • Jennifer Alexander
    • Ethan Tyminski
    • Tyra Smallwood
    • Shannelle Whyte
  • 2020-21 Amistad Academy Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | the meeting did not have quorum | recording
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | this meeting did not have quorum | recording
    • Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 4:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, November 2, 2020, 4:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 4:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 4:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Additional Committee Meetings

    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad Finance Committee Meeting
      Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 am / Conference line: 712-432-1549 passcode 060378#
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad Finance Committee Meeting
      Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:30 pm / Conference line: 712-432-1549 passcode 060378#
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Thursday, March 5, 2020, 11:00 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:30 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee Meeting
      Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:30 am / Conference Call: 712-432-1549 passcode 52388#
      agenda | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting

Elm City College Preparatory Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Ferguson, Chair
    • Laura Saverin, Treasurer
  • Directors

    • Patric Gregory
    • Stephanie Ma
    • Prish Pierce
    • Julia Halberstam
    • LaVonta Bryant
  • 2020-21 Elm City College Preparatory Board Agendas and Minutes

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | the meeting did not have quorum | recording
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:00 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | this meeting did not have quorum| recording
    • Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:30 am / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, November 2, 2020, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • MOnday, March 22, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting / Meeting ID  564 915 0765 / Password 921874
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Committee Meetings

  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.